Purim is the time to be happy! It is also the time to spread joy and make sure everyone around you is happy. At Meyer Prep, we take these mitzvot very seriously and our days have been action-packed with Purim activities! It was so nice to see many Meyer Prep families at the amazing PTO Purim Carnival! Thank you to our dedicated PTO for organizing such a wonderful event. To kick start the week of Purim our students enjoyed baking delicious hamantaschen with Rabbi Eli and Rabbi Yosef - we hope you were able to taste the love that went into baking them! This morning we enjoyed the Megillah reading and the amazing Purim costume contest! The costumes were creative and outstanding! Kol Hakavod to our 5th grade students for a beautiful Purim show - we are so proud of you!
Here is a taste of the Purim celebrations and activities this week:
Purim 2022 Photos
5th Grade Purim Spiel Show Pictures
Week of Purim Pictures by clicking here!
JK-8TH grade Hamantaschen Bake
Our historian judges from the city of “Shushan” picked winners with prizes awarded in the following categories:
THE GREENEST COSTUME - Costume that honors nature and/or is made from recycled materials!
JrK-2 Winner - Ali B. (Mother Nature)
THE BEST PURIM CHARACTER - Characters from the Purim story, such as Queen Esther, Haman, etc.
JrK-2 Winner - Eli D. (Mordecai)
3rd - 5th Winner - 5th Grade Class
6th - 8th Winner - Daniel K. (Moses on a Camel)
THE BEST HISTORICAL CHARACTER - Jewish and world history costumes such as Martin Luther King, Golda Meir, Abraham Lincoln, Hertzel, etc.
JrK-2 Winners - Luciana K. (Dr. Richard Cuenca), Eleora H. (Rabbi Eli), Sofia M. (Mrs. Turk), Zella Z. (Ms. LoPiccolo), Ayla R. & Eden S. (Meyer Security)
3rd - 5th Winners - Emily L. (Sally Ride), Zachary L. (Rabbi Eli), Mira H. & Amelia S. (Mrs. Turk)
6th - 8th Winner - Anna Kaye S. (Amelia Earhart)
THE BEST TEAM COSTUME - Groups of 3 or more students dressed in a theme such as trolls, dominoes, etc.
JrK-2 Winners - Kindergarten Class (m&m’s)
3rd - 5th Winners - Cooper H-K., Nolan S., Lila H-B., Judah S., Jacob G., Aidan G., Joni S., Jade P. (Harry Potter Characters)
6th - 8th Winners - Jesse B., Noah H., Matt V. (Gladiators)
THE BEST TEACHERS’ COSTUME
JrK-2 Winners - Ms. Cross (Grape)
3rd - 5th Winners - Mrs. Kisner (Cereal with milk)
6th - 8th Winners - Mrs. Steinbock (Princess Fiona)
Best Teacher Team - Mrs. Brussels, Mrs. Best, Mrs. Davis, Mrs. Tucker, Mrs. Roosth (Winnie the Pooh Characters)
Chag Purim Sameach!!!
Meyer Prep Mathletes Go to States
Meyer Prep MATHCOUNTS competed at the state level along with 219 other students from schools all across Florida. MATHCOUNTS provides engaging math programs to US middle school students of all ability levels to build confidence and improve attitudes about math and problem solving. Our mathletes Asher B., Noah H., Noah K., and Daphne R. went to Jacksonville, Florida with their coach, Ms. Wolfe for 2 days to compete in various rounds including individual rounds and team rounds. These students have been part of the after school club throughout middle school and have made our school proud by making it to the state level in the competition. GO EAGLES! Our entire Meyer Prep family is beaming with pride at this astounding accomplishment. Kol ha-kavod!
Girls' Soccer Takes Trinity in 6-1 Win
Eagles girls' soccer team had an incredible opening game. Players have been practicing for two weeks and it showed yesterday on the field. The team did a great job passing the ball and defense was solid at keeping Trinity from gaining possession. The Eagles showed equal excellence with steals, taking possession from their opponents throughout the match. Daphne R. scored once and newcomer, Kaia P., scored twice. Ava S. and Chloe M. supported the 6-1 win with several assists. Special congratulations to Tova K. who got our first hat trick of the season scoring three goals. Goalie Shani B.'s quick reflexes and keen eyesight kept Trinity to a single goal. Julie C., Amelia S., and Chloe S. played exceptionally strong defense. Great job to all the girls for working hard. Their positive encouragement and good sportsmanship stood out in this win. Click here to see photos from our season.
Sixth Grade students who chose visual arts as their IB Arts concentration are currently beginning a unit relating to the environment and how art can contribute to the natural world. These wonderful artists are in the process of researching and discussing the environmental artist, Andy Goldsworthy, and his unique approach to art within the environment, and are creating their own site-specific sculptures based on his evocative works. Click here to see photos from this IB Project.
Learning Chumash in 2nd Grade
Meyer Prep 2nd Grade students are learning how to read verses from the Torah with our very own Rabbi Eli. They are learning in-depth the beautiful stories of our ancestors and discussing Jewish values.
Blowout Win for Eagles Boys' Basketball
The Meyer Prep Eagles boys' basketball team trounced Trinity in a 40-26 win on Wednesday night. The boys dominated from the tip off, with the team's outstanding defense pressing Trinity and and giving them no chance to score. The entire roster played with determination. Max helped the team get an early lead and was the leading scorer of the game. We look forward to continuing to practice and tp being ready for our next challenge!
2022-23 Re-enrollment On Now
Re-enrollment contracts have been emailed to all current families via DocuSign this afternoon, unless previously notified. Please note that the contracts are sent to each parent separately. Once the first parent signs and submits the contract, it will be emailed to the second parent for signature. This early registration period is made available only to our currently enrolled families and is not open to the public. The early registration runs from today through February 4, 2022. After February 4, 2022, any remaining available seats will be offered to newly accepted students.
The only way to guarantee your child’s seat for the upcoming school year is to return your re-enrollment agreement and registration fee by 3:00 pm on February 4, 2022. Our Admissions Office has already received a large number of new applications for the upcoming school year, and we do not want any current students to lose their seats. Please note that several grades are expected to reach capacity.
Our school looks forward to an exciting 2022-23 school year - our school’s 49th year!!
As always, we are available to answer any questions you may have about re-enrollment by reaching Rorie in our Business Office at 561-227-0716.
Second Grade artists are exploring the art of surrealist Joan Miró and are creating their own whimsical and playful watercolor resist paintings combining line, shape, and color in interesting and unique ways
Our Junior Kindergarteners have been studying polar bears in class this week. Our youngest students have been comparing and contrasting the polar bears’ environment to ours in Florida. Students learned all about their thick winter coats and how they adapt to their environment.
Every morning, our students pray to Hashem. This is their special time to connect with Hashem and to start the day with positive energy! Here are some photos from this week’s tefillah in Lower School.